Playwright William Nedved's mind-bending pair of world-premiere, solo-actor works, skillfully directed by Dámaso Rodriguez, couldn't be more aptly titled. In "Fact," Nedved recounts his high school year spent as an exchange student in Brazil. Further commentary and less reliance on reading passages directly from his journal would sharpen this piece, clearly the more pedestrian of the two. But in "Fiction," actor Adam Silver expertly tempers suspense with humor in detailing his experiences as the stalking victim of a creepy filmmaker. With an enigmatic wink, these "autobiographical" stories leave one wondering what is reality and what may be imagined.
Sixth Avenue at Elephant Theatre, 6322 Santa Monica Blvd., L.A. Thu., June 23, 10 p.m.